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Obama’s Speech Pushes the Giants Opener to Wednesday, September 5th

The NFL says it will open the season on a Wednesday this year, looking to avoid issues with President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention the following night.

The season, which lately has been starting on a Thursday, will start on Wednesday September 5th, and will highlight the champion New York Giants in a matchup at home vs an opponent to be determined.

The season usually begins on a Thursday night, but Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the change for this season on Tuesday. Starting time is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST.

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3 Responses to “Obama’s Speech Pushes the Giants Opener to Wednesday, September 5th”

  1. CHeeKZ Money says:


    i can already imagine the comments this kind of move will draw online…. smh. shame what politics have become in my brief life.

  2. PC says:

    Football is way better than politics!

  3. giantsfan73 says:

    I don’t think this has much to do with politics, it is all about ratings and advertising revenue. NBC knows they will have less viewers if it airs the same night as the DNC, so they asked to move it, and the NFL (who also wants to get as much exposure and make as much $ as possible) agreed.

    What I don’t understand is why this wasn’t moved to Friday night… it’s going to be a real pain in the *** for the Giants to adjust their practice schedule for this.

    I guess the only good news is that it means the season begins earlier. 🙂

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